Drug chase crash
Constable unhurt as ‘sting’ suspect escapes
A suspect from a methamphetamine drug sting escaped a multiagency pursuit Monday night in a chase that involved two vehicle crashes by the wanted man and Precinct 3 Constable Herbie Vaughan.
Lt. J. D. Newlin said law enforcement agencies continue to search for 30-year-old John D. “John-John” Johnson of Rockdale. Full Story
‘Everything’ now on the table for RISD fund crisis
Trustees okay early resignation offer, eye hiring freeze, cutbacks
“We’re putting everything on the table.”
Well, almost everything. As the Rockdale ISD grapples with an anticipated annual loss of between $600,000 and $1.7 million in state support, its plan is to protect teachers’ jobs as much as possible. Full Story
80-unit housing project eyed
Councilman ‘frustrated’ over lack of cleanup progress
A well-regarded company which provides housing units for senior citizens wants to build an 80-unit complex in Rockdale.
City council members, meeting Monday in regular session at City Hall, also heard councilman Allan Miller lament the state of ongoing cleanup efforts in the city. Full Story
Hospital rebound: ‘Just give us a chance’
RMH heading back to what worked before last year’s Blackhawk disaster
“Give us a chance. We can fix this situation by returning to this hospital’s good old-fashioned values. They’ve worked before.”
Jeff Madison, who is again the key administrator of Richards Memorial Hospital, probably has a right to utter such an optimistic statement.
After all, he’s already “ been there and done that.” Full Story
3 in, 3 out during first filing day
Two newcomers and one incumbent filed Monday, the first day to sign up for May 14 city and school elections in Rockdale.
Newcomers Lin Perry (Place 6) and Kent Bowermon (Place 7) are seeking school board terms.
Incumbents Barbara Grayson and Lisa Gerthe told The Reporter they are not seeking re-election. Full Story
YMCA exec will make presentation here on Thursday
The public is invited to an informational presentation Thursday to explore the possibility for a YMCA facility for Rockdale.
Speaker will be Jeff Andresen, president and CEO of YMCA of Greater Williamson County. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Patterson Civic Center. Full Story